My Shopping List in Seoul
I thought it is always good to share what I bought when I was in Seoul and many girls will have to agree; Seoul is a shopping haven for us!
Many major Korean brands cost half the price if you buy them in Korean than in Singapore! Laneige , The Face Shop, Etude House, Toni Moly, Skin Food, Odbo are some brands popular among Singaporeans. I bought Primer at 11 bucks, hair masks at 6, nail polish at 1.20 and face masks at 1.20 each. Can you believe that? Myeong Dong is the best place to grab your beauty fix!
Clothes / Shoes / Bags
There are a few good places to shop for these, namely Myeong Dong, Dongdaemun and the shopping street outside Ewha Womens University! Frilly dresses ranges from 10,000 – 30,000 won. That’s $11 to $33 bucks! I love Korea’s shoes too! I bought 2 pretty flats and I always look for Korean made shoes which costs a little more at around $25-$30 but they are pretty and well made. Got some cheap sling bags at 10,000 won too!
Inner Skirts / Shorts / Petticoat
I was trying to hunt down these protective inner skirts / shorts in Singapore but hardly come across them. I found a store at Dongdaemum at 8,000 – 10,000 won each and grabbed a whole lot! It is those silky soft ones, which adds a layer for dresses that are too thin!
Happy Call Pans
If you are a G market shopper or heard the chatters among mothers/aunties, you would probably know what I’m talking about. I lugged home one for my in-law and she is now a satisfied user. You can probably save $20 – $50 for each pan and they are easily found in major supermarkets! We found them at a huge E-Mart, a local supermarket and Lotte Mart at Lotte Mall opposite Lotte World.
You won’t believe what I lugged home. Korean rice. Yes, I lugged home 2.5 kg of Korean rice, which is really awesome! Bought a kg of healthy rice with all sorts of grains and nuts, a kg of mix rice with a bit of healthy rice and half a kg of pure Korean rice. They are really yummy! We also lugged home lots of seaweed, bugolgi sauce, kim chi and snacks! All these can be easily found at supermarkets!
Korean Spoon & Chopsticks
These can be bought at 800 won – 1000 won each or 1600 – 2000 won for a set and it made great gifts for my staffs! I probably lugged home 2.5kg worth of these for my own home, my in-law’s home and my staffs. Stainless steel chopsticks are best used for bbq and steamboats! Haha.
If you are going to Korea, happy shopping!